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Gene Kaufman Architect PC, New York, NY, US, Project Architect
• General project management, all phases.
• In charge of Construction Documents and Construction Administration for various hospitality projects in the Greater New York City Area.
• Review and approve submittals, shop drawings and RFI's.
Nobutaka Ashihara Architect PC, New York, NY, US, Senior Architectural Designer
• Fulfilled design schematics upon selected site.
• Assisted in phasing Design Development of each project.
• Developed all aspects of Construction Documents.
• Coordinated with contractors on structural, electrical and sanitary requirements.
• Reviewed and approved submittals, shop drawings and RFI's.
• Oversaw elevation study and renderings.
Granite Broadway 1717 / Marriott Renaissance / Hyatt Conversion HS
Langa Isaac Arquitectos, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, Architectural Designer
Worked at my parents firm since my early years in architecture school; involved with design analysis of hospitality projects in Punta Cana, Samaná, Bávaro and Turks & Caicos.
• Performed conceptual design schematics infographics using the Adobe Suite.
• Oversaw the overall Design Development of each project.
• Executed project presentations to client, contractor and government personnel.
• Reviewed budget estimate, schedule and construction phasing plan.
• Undertook digital drafting and graphic design production.
Pueblo Bavaro / Club Med Punta Cana / Sunscape Resort / Hotel Altabella Sanctuary Spa
Columbia University, New York, Masters, Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design
This degree emphasizes an experimental approach to research and architectural design rigorously grounded in multiple, complex realities. Specifically, the program seeks to address the challenges and possibilities of global urbanization by exploring the city in all its forms and to engage in a complex definition of architecture, from the questioning of the program to the formulation of high-tech design strategies.
Universidad Iberoamericana (UNIBE), Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, BArch, Architecture
This degree focused on the conceptual process in which a project should be approached. Somehow conservative and realistic, yet very liberal about the ideas in which we as students developed our work.
Berklee College of Music, Boston, Piano
Summer course focused on Advanced Piano lessons in popular music, pop and jazz.
Hospitality Design 2015 - 1st Place Winner, 1st Place
At the 11th Annual HD Awards, which combined a record-breaking of 560 international projects, Nobutaka Ashihara Architects together with VLDG took the 1st Place for Best Public Space on the Boutique category for a Hyatt Hotel in Herald Square, New York.
"Abstract" is the yearly publication of student work from Columbia University. The catalog is produced through the office of the Dean, Mark Wigley. It contains only projects selected by the faculty at the conclusion of each semester.
XI International Architecture Biennale of Santo Domingo - BIASD, Award
Santo Domingo hosts an International Architecture Biennale once a year with the support of the Ministry of Culture and the Museum of Modern Art. The details of the Bienniale were announced at a press conference chaired by Lourdes Camilo Neck, Deputy Minister of Culture, Omar Rancier, President of "Nueva Arquitectura" and Bichara Khoury, President of the Architectural Society.
Ephemeral Design Haiti Reconstruction, 1st Place
A group of architects decided to volunteer as designers for Haiti after the earthquake on January 2010. I was selected as supervisor for ephemeral architectural design of houses for the affected victims.
Architecture for the XXI Century, Award
Diploma for satisfactorily completing an architecture workshop held at Universidad Iberoamericana leaded by Richard Moreta Castillo and Elmer González.
Graphic Design Contest - National Agricultural Fair, 1st Place
Recognition for winning first place in the design competition to choose the poster and illustration that represented the National Agriculture Fair of 2009, issued by Eric Rivero, Chairman of the Agircultural Association in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
Transmitting Architecture Certificate - Turin, Italy, Honorable Mention
Participation in the XXIII World Congress of Architecture based in Turin, Italy.
Berklee Honors & Certificate of Completion, Honorable Mention
Berklee School of Music Performance Program Certificate chaired by Bob Rose, Director of the Summer Program, and Roger H. Brown, President, Berklee College of Music.